Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spellbinders Design-abilities Blog Hop - Chandelier Pearl and Crystal Necklace

It’s that time again, for the Spellbinders® Blog Team to do the Design-abilites Blog Hop.  We want to share some fun, and creative projects with you. Our blog hop is every other month on the 16th and we will provide a link list to each of the Blog Team Design Members.  Before we get started, we want to let you know this blog hop is just for creative inspiration; we are not sponsored by Spellbinders Paper Arts®.  Sometimes we might not all be able to participate, but we would still encourage you to visit all of the Blog Team Design Members and check out their blogs.

I have to tell you I am loving the New A Gilded Life Collections from Spellbinders Paper Arts®!  I love to make jewelry and chunky charms and the bezels from this collections are so beautiful.  If you don't make jewelry these bezels would still be great embellishments on your cards, scrapbook layouts or to add on to your DIY home decor projects--so many possibilities!  Here is a necklace that I designed using the GLLB-004G Large Chandelier Bezel - Bronze by:  A Gilded Life.  One of the things I love about these bezels is that they come with a clear plexiglass cover so you can fill the bezels with beads, glitter, charms, found objects, ephemera paper, bling and fabrics just to name a few.  This allows you to create your very own unique and personalized bezel.  

On the outside of the bezel I applied some Patina Rub-N-Buff to give it more of a vintage look.  For the inside of the bezel I die cut a piece of printed burlap using GLD-004 Chandelier Die.  Then I used some liquid adhesive to adhere the burlap inside the bezel.  Next I added some Silver German Glass Glitter, Swarovski AB Flat Back Crystals, Pearls and a Key to the inside of the bezel.  I used more liquid adhesive to add the clear plexiglass cover and then set it aside to dry.

Here is a close up of all the little goodies inside the bezel.  I also added a few more of the Swarovski AB Flat Back Crystals to the outside of the bezel.

I created some bead dangles to hang from the bottom of the bezel.  I used Bead Cap CAP114-BBead Cap CAP052-BBronze Jump Rings from ButterBeeScraps and for the beads I used Pearls, Crystal Teardrop Bead, Round Crystal Bead, Aqua/Brown AB Round Bead.

Once the bezel was done then I added it to Bronze Chain CH206-B from ButterBeeScraps.  

Please be sure to visit all of the Spellbinders Blog Team Design Members in the link list below to see what they have created to share with you.  Just as a reminder not all of the designers are able to participate in the Blog Hop but I would still encourage you to check out their blogs--they are filled with creative inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Tools:  Beadalon® Round Nose Pliers, Flush Cutter; Bead Buddy Loop Tool
Accessories:  ButterBeeScraps Bronze Chain CH206-B, Bead Cap CAP114-B, Bead Cap CAP052-B, Bronze Jump Rings, Key; Silver German Glass Glitter, Swarovski AB Flat Back Crystals, Printed Burlap, Pearls, Crystal Teardrop Bead, Round Crystal Bead, Aqua/Brown AB Round Bead, Head Pins, Patina Rub-N-Buff


  1. Love all the elements you've used. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is really beautiful Heidi. I love your use of the Patina Rub-N-Buff!

  3. Wow, gorgeous!!!! Love all details!!!!

  4. Your necklace is absolutely beautiful. I love the feels and your design is so awesome. I particularly love the crystals.

  5. Now this really catches my eye, beautiful just beautiful .

  6. Oh my! Heidi, this is really stunning. I love all the amazing details and color choice of turquoise!


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